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Moroccan Carrot Salad

Moroccan carrot salad is a nice addition to any table or picnic.  Serve as part of a mezze or as you would any other salad.

Moroccan carrot salad in a white bowl on a white marble counter

Moroccan carrot salad was brought to Israel through Jewish immigrants from Morocco. 

Since then it’s become a popular addition to the Israeli mezze where “salatim” (salads) are served.

A mezze is a selection of small dishes served as appetizers in parts of the Middle East and Mediterranean. 

In Middle Eastern, where where alcohol is uncommon, mezze is often served as a part of multi-course meals. 

However, in Greece and Turkey, they function more as snacks while drinking or talking. Or at least so I’ve read.

In Israel, it tends to be a combination of the two. 

The salads and pickled foods are served at the beginning of a multi course meal. 

On the other hand, it is not unusual for alcohol to be a part of the meal.

Other popular additions are:

Yield: serves 6

Moroccan Carrot Salad

Moroccan carrot salad in a white bowl on a white marble counter

Moroccan salad is a favorite in Israeli mezze which are served at the beginning of any proper sit down meal. It is perfect for your mezze or as part of a picnic.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons oil*
  • Juice from half a lemon
  • Fresh coriander or parsley, chopped

Instructions

  1. Cook the carrots until al dente. Drain and pour in a bowl.
  2. Add paprika, cumin, salt, sugar, oil, and juice from half a lemon. Mix until evenly coated.

Notes

*you can use olive oil or any neutral oil

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 90Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 132mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 1g

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